Port Douglas is a popular town that most travellers use as their base to explore the nearby attractions of Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. They can soak up the sun in the Four Mile Beach, relax, eat and drink before starting their adventure to Far North Queensland. Once a sleepy fishing town, Port Douglas is now home to shops, galleries, restaurants, and cafes under the shade of coconut palms.
Sunbathing in Four Mile Beach
Four Mile Beach is just a 5-minute walk away from town. The beach stretches for miles making it suitable for long walks and hours of lazy sunbathing. The natural and free ambiance of the beach has been preserved because development was tightly controlled. There are no hotels fronting the shore so that you can enjoy the unobstructed palm-framed views of the beach. Children will love playing with crabs as they scuttle along the shore. Swimming is allowed but a stinger net is maintained during the marine stinger season. Your best Instagram photograph can be taken from the Flagstaff Hill Lookout that provides a sweeping view of the entire coast. Hiking up the hill can be difficult because it is steep so that your best option is to drive up.
Traditional Thai massage
Port Douglas has a traditional Thai massage centre for those who believe in healing through the human touch. The Thai massage is pretty relaxing and can relieve tension and stress while focusing on the smallest details to make sure that the massage is satisfying. Thai massage is provided in a warm atmosphere using natural quality products.
Dining at the Port Douglas Marina
The Crystal brook Superyacht Marina has 35 berths for permanent and visiting vessels and provides comprehensive service to boats and crews alike. Tourists and locals visit the marina because of the popular bars and restaurants including the onsite microbrewery known for its locally brewed craft beer. You can dine on gourmet pizzas and delicious tapas or try their wine offerings and craft beer.
Tours depart from the marina every day whether it is a full day at the reef or a leisurely sunset cruise down the inlet. Special events are frequently held at one of the unique restaurants on the waterfront.
Breakfast with the birds and picnic with the parrots
Most of far north Queensland’s charismatic wildlife can be found in the Wildlife Habitat of Port Douglas. The family-friendly place is home to koalas, kangaroos, crocodiles, pythons, colourful Australian birds, and the elusive cassowary. One of the fun experiences offered is breakfast with the birds and a picnic with the parrots where you will enjoy delicious Australian cuisine while native Australian parrots fly around. During the nocturnal tour, you can mingle with wallabies and kangaroos at dusk and see some night-time creatures like the gliders, possums, quolls, and owls.
Your comfort and convenience are guaranteed by Cairns to Port Douglas bus from the Cairns Airport to your destination. Respectful and friendly drivers with clean and fresh buses will wait for you at the airport and assist you during your journey to Port Douglas.